Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State and African Parks (Ethiopia) PLC, concerning the management of the Omo National Park, November 2005.
'Looking for a cool place: the Mursi, 1890s-1990s', by David Turton, in D. Anderson and D. Johnson (eds.), The Ecology of Survival: Case Studies from Northeast African History. Lester Crook Academic Publishing/Westview Press, London/Boulder, 1988, pp. 261-82.
'Exploration in the lower Omo valley of southwestern Ethiopia between 1890 and 1910', by David Turton. Revised version of a paper first published in Maria Caravaglios (ed.), L'Africa ai Tempi di Daniele Comboni, Atti del Congresso Internazionale di Studi Africani, Istituto Italo-Africano e Missionari Comboniani, Rome, 19-21 November, 1981.
'The Mursi and the Elephant question' by David Turton, in D. Chatty and M. Colchester (eds.), Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement and Sustainable Development, Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York, 2002, pp.97-118.
'The meaning of place in a world of movement: lessons from long term field research in southern Ethiopia' by David Turton. Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, sponsored by the Refugee Studies Centre and given at Rhodes House, University of Oxford, 12 May 2004. Also published in the Journal of Refugee Studies, 18:3, 2005, pp. 258-80.
'A journey made them: territorial segmentation and ethnic identity among the Mursi', by David Turton in Ladislav Holy (ed.), Segmentary lineage systems reconsidered, Department of Social Anthropology, Queen's University Papers in Social Anthropology, Volume 4, Queen's University, Belfast, 1979, pp. 119-43.
'Reflections on the lip-plates of Mursi women as a source of stigma and self-esteem', by Shauna Latosky, in Ivo Strecker and Jean Lydall (eds.) The perils of face: essays on cultural contact, respect and self-esteem in southern Ethiopia, Lit verlag, Münster, 2004.
'How to make a speech in Mursi', by David Turton, in Peter Ian Crawford and Jan Ketel Simonsen (eds.), Ethnographic film aesthetics and narrative traditions, Proceedings from NAFA 2, 1992, pp. 159-175.
This map was made over a two year period by asking Mursi what features of their territory it was important to map. Being pastoralists, their first concern was with resources used by cattle, particularly saltlicks and hot springs from which cattle as well as wildlife obtain essential mineral nutrients. They also wanted to map their villages and cultivation sites.
A Mursi was given GPS training to enable him to assist with the map making. When a base map of Mursi land use had been completed, this was filled in with other important features. The symbols on the map were drawn by a Mursi so that other Mursi would have an easier time identifying the map features. Many Mursi who cannot read or write can read this map. They are helped in identifying such features as grasslands and rivers by the high quality of the satellite images. A version of the map has also been made in the Mursi language using the syllabic script of Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia. The Mursi have been impressed by the way the map gives them the ability to talk about their land. They often spread it out on a cowskin to discuss its various features and never seem to tire of looking at it.
The map has been endorsed by many community leaders, some of whom are using it to plan the Mursi Community Conservation Area. This is a combined conservation and tourism management project, designed to provide revenue for the Mursi community in response to the loss of grazing and water resources over the past half century, due partly to climate change and partly to the encroachment of national parks on their territory.